PC is for gaming, gaming, and some gaming and also a little video editing and web browsing. I'll get an SDD soon.. I will be playing at 1920x1080 HD and i want the 5970 because it will be future proof not my first build, will be overclocking to 3.8-4 GHz on my CPU and OC my GPU to 5870 speeds. Thanks
To be honest, if you're gaming and going to overclock then a Core i5 750 would be a better choice. Combo that with an ASUS P7P55D-E Pro and you're good to go, for $150 less. Otherwise the i7 860 would be a good choice too, the i7 930 & ASUS P6X58D-E would be another combo that you could choose, for $50 more than the Phenom II X6 combo. I'd also get the Thermalright Venomous-X for ~ $74.99.
Any reason you really don't want to change it? SATA 6.0 doesn't offer that much of a performance, in some tests, it's actually slower. You'd be better off with a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB for $35 less and most likely equal performance, possibly faster. But if you really do not want to change it, just ignore what I said.
That 1000W PSU will be overkill, unless you are planning on dual HD 5970s, in which case, never mind.
^ Nice to see people going with AMD for high-end...
If you ask me, for gaming, the X58 is better suited...Not that I dont like AMD on the contrary, I suggest mostly AMD PCs for a 1K budget...but if it is above 1K and will be a full fledged gaming rig, then my vote will definitely go to the i7 930...
Haha, I have had very good experience with AMD, I don't know why people were bashing on them a few years ago I really wan't to stay with AMD because an overclocked 1090t is better than the lower end intel cpu's in most things, I know 1000 is overkill I might change it to an 850 but i'm still thinking of crossfire in the future, i'll come up with that later. Reason I don't want to change the HDD, I have one already and I will put them in RAID 0. I know I should have said that